An absolutely gorgeous blast of sunshine last weekend has just made all those reluctant, late Summer blooms peep out from their damp corners and burst into a flurry of colour! And when the sun hits those floriferous blooms, everything just looks like it has been painted anew.
An almost-dead Petunia which looked like it hadn’t a fresh bloom left to pop, seemed to roll out a carpet of fresh colour like it was May and the stunning deep, purple tones are utterly smouldering!
I must confess to not being a Sweet Pea lover, their growing habit is just too messy for me and I forget to keep tying them in as they start to climb so I’ve never found them worth the time. This year however, I thought I’d give the seeds another try and although they seemed to take ages to germinate, ages to grow and ages to flower, they are now flowering and are really quite pretty.
I have a very special, little, dwarf rosebush that my mother gave me and every year it flowers in July around her Anniversary. This week though I noticed a second flush of blooms, tightly packed together and looking beautiful as they caught the sunlight.
This Nemesia should really have featured in the Bargain Six on Saturday from earlier in the month, if I had bought them then. I spotted them this week, reduced to £1 for a really decent sized plant and I bought three, well at that price, one would have seemed so lonely! After a quick haircut of all the dead stems and a refreshing drink of water, they really are quite lovely and will be enjoyed for a good few weeks yet!
The bargain £3 Dahlias are really starting to come into their own now and are throwing up more blooms and more buds to look forward to opening! It is amazing what a little sunlight and heat can encourage plants to do!
My final plant this week is this most beautiful of blue Lacecap Hydrangeas which I received as a gift this week from a friend – isn’t it just stunning! I think I’ll keep it potted up in ericaceous soil for now to keep the blue colour strong whilst I’m deciding where to plant it! It is getting near that time of year where I’ll be digging up the borders again, and moving things around until it is just right!
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